A specialist U.K. English language learning course book for nurses who are non-native speakers of U.K. English. The book is intended for self study but would serve as a major resource for a taught course.
The book presents examples of formal medical U.K. English, colloquialisms, idioms and clinical notes. The user practices reading and writing through exercises and the language is introduced through the medium of a series of simulated clinical cases
The first part contains text and exercises which are `about' nursing in the NHS - the crisis, what nurses say about the crisis, the hospital hierarchy, pay and conditions, applying for jobs, etc. The second part is about communication in a simulated hospital setting. At its core are clinical forms relating to admission, patient care and hospital discharge. These forms and clinical documents generate exercises, which practice parts of language (idiomatic phrases, etc.) The book will be highly illustrated assisting with the clarity and understanding of situations/scenarios